Category Archives: integral nonviolence

Imagining what Martin Luther King, Jr, might do today

As we pause to honor the life and work of Martin Luther King I am reflecting on what he might think and do if he were alive today. As I am doing that now, I hear John Lennon’s song “Imagine” … Continue reading

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Climate Necessity Defense by Bold Iowa

Yesterday’s article, Climate Defenders Five Trial, gives the background for the case that was heard at the Polk County Justice Center yesterday. The trial was about the simple misdemeanor trespass charges against Todd Steichen, Martin Monroe, Miriam Kashia, Kathy Byrnes, and … Continue reading

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Do All the Good You Can

This summer I was blessed to attend the first National Network Assembly which was held at the Des Moines YMCA Camp near Boone, Iowa. It was a wonderful experience and successful in attaining its goal of providing opportunities for community … Continue reading

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Silencing Protest

Silencing protest is crucial for establishing an authoritarian regime, as the current Republican party and administration are doing. As is suppressing media coverage of protests, or delegitimizing what reporting is done as “fake” news. I remember how shocked I was … Continue reading

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Quakers and conflict within the meeting

One of the hallmarks of Quakers (Friends) has been to put faith into action. Friends are known as one of the historic peace churches because of their refusal to participate in war. Quakers have acted in accordance with the principles … Continue reading

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War, Peace and the Environment

As I wrote yesterday, I believe the environmental movement is today’s peace movement. The multiple rounds of severe thunderstorms, tornados, rain and flooding are leaving more and more places looking like war zones. Environmental war zones. As I thought more … Continue reading

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Responses to the urgency of climate chaos

Yesterday’s blog post about the Extinction Rebellion, and responses to that, has made me realize many people are unclear about how to respond to the urgency of climate catastrophe. While it is good to see people are waking up to … Continue reading

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The Prophecy of the Black Snake

We knew there would be escalating attacks on those of us who continue to resist the construction of pipelines and other fossil fuel infrastructure. A growing number of states are passing legislation against “riot boosters”. Bills to clamp down on … Continue reading

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#OilMoneyMitch

The Sunrise Movement is the primary organization leading the efforts to promote a Green New Deal (GND). It was Sunrise that organized the sit-ins in Congress last November and December, generating national attention. Behind the scenes a lot of organizing … Continue reading

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Sunrise Movement and Nonviolent Actions

No sooner had I published yesterday’s post about nonviolence than I was alerted to an action by the Sunrise Movement that was taking place at Senator Schumer’s office at the U.S. Capitol. Following is video from that event. Nonviolence is … Continue reading

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